Seed Saving Mistakes – Harvesting Seeds From Your Garden

Seed Saving Mistakes – Harvesting Seeds From Your Garden
By Mary Ellen Ellis | October 10, 2020 For most of my amateur gardening career, I have relied on plants from my local nursery. It’s easier after all. I have tried saving seeds, which sounds simple but comes with some potential pitfalls. Before you start harvesting seeds from your garden, learn from the seed saving mistakes I’ve made. Seed Harvesting Tips Don’t expect to eat the herbs and veggies you grow for seeds. If you want to save seeds from plants like herbs or certain vegetables, you’ll need one or two plants solely for that purpose. Once an herb like basil or a leafy vegetable like lettuce produces flowers, it’s no good to eat. Include a plant that you’ll allow to bolt and let it develop flowers and then seed heads. Don’t save seeds from hybrids. If you are growing a hybrid plant, the resulting seeds will not give … Read More